Latest scarf in the shop

Just before Mother’s Day I had a lot of people looking for gifts for the ladies in their lives. I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me and my tiny little basement studio. I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude. I love to make things and each item is inspired by the yarn, or feelings I was having, or patterns, or something that has caught my eye, or nature and are crafted with joy and love. I hope all of the ladies who use the items that they were given last month can feel that.

In that spirit, I just finished a new scarf that I have added to the store. I saw a scarf in one of my weaving magazines that inspired me. I modified the design slightly to account for the yarns I opted to use – the charcoal color is a merino wool that was “ever so slightly” slighter than the teal yarn.

I wanted to try a different combination of weave structures than I have done in the past. This reminded me a lot of the Deflected Double Weave I have done in the past, but is far simpler. This is a simple plain weave (also know as tabby) with some really nice big floats. They aren’t too big though as they won’t get caught on fingers or rings as easily.

I loved the way it looked on the loom but what was even cooler was the way it looked once I had wet finished it. Everything scrunched up and got really squishy, yet the scarf stayed really light and airy. It is so super soft being made of special hand-dyed merino wool (the charcoal color) and I used a lovely Jaggerspun wool (teal yarn) to accompany it. Jaggerspun wool is used frequently in industrial weaving projects and items and I can see why now. The hand is perfectly delicious and will feel amazing against the skin. The bold color really brings out the great geometric patterns I wove and give it such a playful feel.

I just added this scarf to my shop and you can read more about it on the “Scarves” page under “Items Available”. I can ship or do contactless delivery (in the Portland Metro Area) if you are interested.

Up next are more kitchen towels. I have noticed my inventory is getting pretty low and I don’t have a huge selection. The first set will be inspired by traditional Norwegian kitchen towels. Stay tuned to see more!

Newest towels in the store!

Hello friends!

I hope this blog post finds you happy and healthy. It has been a little bit since I last wrote and thought I would post a little something to let you know I am still here and creating! I have just spent some time updating the store with new projects I wanted to share with you.

I recently finished a series of towels that made me so happy. These towels were part of a commission project I was asked to weave. The colors are warm and bright and were inspired by Italian sunsets. I just feel my heart swell when I look at them!

The 2 towel styles

I found the draft in Handwoven Magazine and it was designed by Sarah Resnick. Several of the yarns she used were not available at the time, so I adjusted for that, and also created my own variation of the draft to have something a little bit different.

These towels are currently available in the store for purchase. I am able to do no contact deliveries in the Portland area and I am happy to ship all over! If there is something special you are looking for (Mother’s Day is coming up!), let me know and I can help you out.

Times have been a bit strange lately and we are facing something most of us have never experienced before. I am having mostly “up” days where I feel motivated and feel like creating more often than “down” days where I just want things to go back to normal. It is a tough place to be right now, but I am grateful to my family and friends who continue to show unwavering support to me and my little family and I am grateful for things like Facetime so we can see one another virtually. I am also grateful for my loom and weaving to help ground me in my passion and give me a sense of normal and escape. That you for visiting my site and supporting me. Be well!